A Tale of Two Cities: Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits in Toledo, Ohio and Duluth, MN

The negative economic effects of flooding from extreme precipitation events—including preparation costs and the expenses related to damages, clean up, and business disruptions—are being experienced throughout the Great Lakes region.

This webinar will provide information about:

  • Two pilot projects that explored the economic benefits of green infrastructure to reduce flooding
  • Results from the study and next steps the cities are taking
  • Resources to help your communities explore these topics.

About the Speaker(s)

Lori Cary-Kothera

Lori Cary-Kothera

Lori Cary-Kothera is the Operations Manager for the Science and Geospatial Services Division at the NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. She works on a variety of projects helping local coastal resource agencies better utilize technologies including GIS and social media. Ms. Cary-Kothera has a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University and a MS degree in Biological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology

Tashya Allen

Tashya Allen

Tashya Allen is a Coastal Hazards Specialist working for The Baldwin Group at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Her background is in community-based risk and vulnerability assessments. She also specializes in the development of decision support tools for hazards management and community resilience planning. Ms. Allen holds a BS in Geology from the College of Charleston

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